“Think Tom Waites meets Peggy Lee & Marianne Faithful” - Jools Holland
Cousin Alice’s unique singing and playing is gritty, heartfelt and sweet, delivered with humour and a captivating personality. She seduces audiences with her smokey voice and antique banjo-ukelele playing, backed by the finest International Jazz and Blues Musicians.
Holding the crowd in the palm of her hand, be it a large music venue or intimate cabaret club, Cousin Alice is a magnetic performer. A talented singer/songwriter, she performs a collection of jazz standards, pop, nostalgia, blues and her own original work, including “Kukerichoo”, a number one hit in South Korea. Based in London but raised in New Zealand, of Barbadian/Welsh/English/Sephardi parentage, she draws on a rich infusion of Maori, Polynesian, Carribean and Calypso culture.
Live performances have been embraced around the world in Australia, Canada, Caribbean, UK, Europe, Mexico, USA and Ireland. Her residencies include the famous Café de Paris, Brasserie Zedel, Boisdale’s of Canary Wharf and Belgravia, and The National Theatre Foyer Stage on London’s South Bank. She’s swung through many a ballroom, banquet and bar,The Savoy, Hampton Court Palace, The Groucho Club, Berkeley Square Ball,The Times/BFI London International Film Festival, The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival along with an eclectic mix of London nightclubs -The Ram Jam Club, Ray’s Jazz Cafe, the sequined underworld of the Voluptè Lounge, 1920’s themed Black Cotton Club, Soho’s Black Gardenia, Passing Clouds and Stranger Than Paradise.
Her albums and EPs (below) All in a Day, Pour Me, Made in Rio, Live at Boisdales, Under Blue Skies and After Hours are available on Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify.
“Jazz glamour... She’s swing... she’s gorgeous !” - Diva Magazine
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